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Stock taking …

So Mayhem came out with a fair and serious idea on solving the EU citizens … Here is some good reads … London School of Economics – First bargaining chips, now stocktaking: the plan to register EU citizens EU citizens… Continue reading →

Cyclotrope

Tim Wheatley have made this great little animation with a bicycle wheel and a little tune :) The Cyclotrope from tim Wheatley on Vimeo. Now that is something to use all my spare parts on. Cyclotrope

Helmet laws

I will fight for the right for you to have the choice to wear a helmet or not. I do think that what have happened in Australia and New Zealand clearly proves that a compulsory helmet laws is not the… Continue reading →

Thames Path near Hammersmith

It is possible to follow the Thames path along the river in Hammersmith and Fulham and Chiswich boroughs. I love to dip down to then river and just pootle alongside it. Plenty to look at and a great way to… Continue reading →

Just take it easy, man.

I’m not really a religious person at all, but I do believe that you should “take it easy, man”. To much stress for no reason we all need to chill a bit more. That is where Dudeism comes in nice… Continue reading →

TMC’s Guide to Defusing Road Rage

I have more tales of (other people’s) road rage than you could possibly imagine. There’s a new one every day. Yesterday there were two, both moderately upsetting. But I’m not going to tell you what happened, because it’ll just make… Continue reading →

In defence of cycle couriers

I once heard someone on TV say that her greatest fear was “being hit by a cycle courier”. I wish I could have told her that a cycle courier’s greatest fear is actually pretty similar. We all dread that moment… Continue reading →

Cycle infrastructure

I just read two rather good blogs about the failure that is cycle lanes/cycle infrastructure here in the UK. I’m sure that I have ranted about this before*, as I’m very sure that it could easy be much better here… Continue reading →

Bike Week 2011

I have found the dates for this years Bike Week. Britain Bike Week 2011 will take place 18th – 26th June nationwide. The website is still a bit out of date, but you can send an email to hq@bikeweek.org.uk and… Continue reading →

The sound of a rusty chain…

…is one sound that I absolutely hate. But why do so many people ride bikes with rusty chains? Surely it isn’t too much trouble to put a little bit of oil on the chain? Is it? How do these people… Continue reading →

My reply to the age old debate on a car forum

For the record, I’m a regular cyclist, I cycle most days in and around London doing journeys between 2 and 30 miles. Some days I will go out for rides upto 150 miles. I do stop at reds, I use… Continue reading →

SillyDriver IV

We were on our last leg of our great trip up north. Cycling back from the station and had just endured the H##L that is SW6 when the football is on. Why the heck the council let people park on… Continue reading →

The Big Life Ride

The Big Life Ride will take part on Monday 15 August, 2011. The venue will be Mallory Park, Leics. If you can be there this sound like a good weekend out. Camping and riding and for charity can’t get any… Continue reading →

London Cycling Bookclub

I just read about this over on London Cyclist, top idea. The format is largely undecided and the first meeting will be a chance to have a say as to how the London Cycling book club could be run. Set… Continue reading →

SillyPedestrian I

You need a bell ! Was what the SillyPedestrian shouted at me today. I have mulled over the idea of starting the title SillyPedestrian for a while now. But have always put it off because we all know that many… Continue reading →

Pushbike Song

My music player randomly fell over this song today, which made me smile : Sh, sh, ahh,Sh, sh, ahh, Sh, sh, ahh,Sh, sh, ahh, Ridin’ along on my pushbike, honey When I nowhere near you Round down town, in a… Continue reading →

City and urban planner, meet the bicycle

We have just got home from two months in Australia and New Zealand where we cycled a great deal. It made it clear to me that you (city or urban planner) have never meet the bicycle, so let me introduce… Continue reading →

Quotes about cycling

It just hit me last night that we have all these great quotes about cycling and all of them are just spot on. These quotes comes from some of the most powerful and clever people who has walked on this… Continue reading →

Save the Herne Hill Velodrome

I have never been there, something has always come up, but would really like to one day. Today I found this and this velodrome have to be saved. For many reasons Olympic history, for London, for cycling etc. Please join… Continue reading →

39 stone cyclist (not any more)

This is a great story and he got me beat with 16 stones, way to go ! I was at 20+ stones (130kg give or take) when I started to cycle again. It was hard to get back in the… Continue reading →

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